NIA Arrests Nine Suspected Al Qaeda Agents in Kerala, West Bengal
The National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested nine suspected Al Qaeda agents in raids in various locations in Kerala and West Bengal on Saturday morning. The six detainees in West Bengal were from Murshidabad, while those detained in Kerala were from Ernakulam.
- The detainees will be brought before the relevant courts in Kerala and West Bengal for custody and further investigation, according to a statement issued by the NIA.
- The agency learned of the existence of an interstate module of Al Qaeda operatives in various parts of the country, including West Bengal and Kerala.
- The module is said to have planned to carry out terrorist attacks against vital facilities.
- Investigators have recovered large amounts of incriminating documents, including digital devices and documents in their possession, the NIA said.
- The statement said the men were radicalized by Pakistan-based Al Qaeda terrorists on social media and were motivated to carry out attacks in various locations, including the national capital region.
- The module was actively involved in fundraising and some members of the gang were planning to travel to New Delhi to acquire weapons and ammunition. The arrests preceded possible terrorist attacks in various parts of the country, the agency said.
The monsoon session of Parliament is expected to shrink and could end in the middle of next week
The current monsoon session in Parliament is expected to shrink and could end in the middle of next week due to the threat of spread Covid-19 among the deputies, said an official sources said on September 19.
- At a meeting of the Lok Sabha Business Advisory Committee, which includes leaders from all parties as well as government officials, and is chaired by the president, most political parties favored the shortened session, which began on September 14 and were end on October 1.
- The Cabinet Parliamentary Affairs Committee will make a final decision. The Lok Sabha has so far passed three bills to replace ordinances related to the agricultural sector.
- In addition, both houses approved a bill to replace an ordinance to reduce the salaries of deputies by 30%.
- The session began on September 14 and is scheduled to end on October 1. The two houses are in shifts of four hours each, without the usual weekend from Saturday to Sunday. The budget session ended in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arrested Notary Rajeev Sharma Passing Information About Border Strategy To Chinese Intelligence – Delhi Police: Delhi Police, which arrested independent journalist Rajeev Sharma on September 14, said today that they were passing information sensitive to China’s border strategy.
- India and the deployment of the army in the Chinese intelligence services. At a press conference, DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav’s special cell said that Sharma writes on defense-related issues for some Indian media organizations, as well as China’s Global Times.
- He was reportedly contacted by Chinese intelligence agents in 2016. Sharma was also in contact with a Chinese intelligence officer, the policeman said, adding that the independent reporter received “40 lakh in a year and a half with 1,000 “dollars for each.
- Sharma was arrested on the basis of information provided by the central intelligence service. Police seized confiscated defense documents from him, DCP said, adding that a Chinese woman and her Nepalese partner were also arrested for allegedly paying Sharma sums of money sent by shell companies.
Iconic Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a tiny but prominent women’s rights advocate who became the Court’s second judge, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87 years old.
- Ginsberg’s death just over six weeks before Election Day is likely to spark a heated battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate and the Republican-led Senate should confirm her replacement or whether the seat should remain vacant until April.
- The result of his career against Democrat Joe Biden is known. Ginsburg spent his last years on the bench as the clear leader of the liberal wing of the court and has become something of a rock star to his fans.
- The young women especially seemed to embrace the court’s Jewish grandmother, affectionately calling her the notorious RBGs, for her advocacy for women’s and minority rights.
- She resisted Liberal calls to step down during Barack Obama’s presidency at a time when Democrats were in the Senate and a like-minded replacement could have been confirmed.
- Instead, Trump will almost certainly try to pressure Ginsburg’s successor through the Republican-controlled Senate and shift the Conservative court even further to the right.
- In addition to civil rights, Ginsburg has taken an interest in the death penalty and has voted repeatedly to limit its use. During his tenure, the court declared unconstitutional for states to execute the intellectually disabled and murderers under the age of 18.
- Ginsburg is the author of powerful dissenters in cases of abortion, the franchise, and wage discrimination against women. She said some were aimed at influencing the views of his fellow judges, while others were “another day’s call for information” in the hope that they would serve as a guide for future courts.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India stood at 53.83,991 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with the death toll at 86,668. India has overtaken the United States to become the first country in terms of global recovery from Covid-19, the Union’s health ministry said on Saturday, adding that the country had reported the highest number of recoveries total, with more than 42 lakh (42,08,431). Recovering Covid-19 patients.
- The Phase III human clinical trial developed by the University of Oxford and being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune next week, Sassoon Dean said State General Hospital, Dr. Muralidhar Tambe Saturday.